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Rebecca Midles

Vice President of Learning Design

Getting Smart

Rebecca currently serves as Vice President of Learning Design at Getting Smart, where she supports and advises schools, districts, and learning organizations on the path forward for education. Rebeca is committed to putting learners first through the creation of a learner-centered educational system that empowers leaders and educators to meet the individual academic and social-emotional needs of all learners. She is known for guiding district level transformation as a leader and as a consultant and has led this work as a teacher, site leader, district leader and board member in four states.

She has worked in several transformational systems in Alaska, California, and Colorado that represent different scaling challenges from demographics to charters and comprehensive systems. Starting with some of the first district work nationally on competency-based/personalized learning in Alaska, Rebecca then helped design and create the first competency based high school. As a national consultant, she supported the most often cited CBE/PL districts and schools across the country. Rebecca was the district lead for competency-based learning in Lindsay Unified School District in California, as well as the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning for Mesa County School District 51 in Colorado, a district of 43 schools. 

Rebecca has an M.Ed in educational leadership and an MA in Education. She has worked in charter systems, public comprehensive systems, non-profit and state organizations, and has contributed or co-authored national white papers, blogs and published works on personalized learning.